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The '''Indianapolis Public Library''' (formerly known as the '''Indianapolis–Marion County Public Library''') is the public library system serving the citizens of Marion County, Indiana|Marion County, Indiana, United States and its largest city, Indianapolis, Indiana|Indianapolis. The library was founded in 1873 and has grown to include a Central Library building, located adjacent to the Indiana World War Memorial Plaza, and 22 branch libraries spread throughout the county. The library attracts over four million visitors each year and circulates nearly 16 million items. The library's mission is to enrich lives and build communities through lifelong learning. Its vision is to be a center of knowledge, community life, and innovation for Indianapolis. The Central Library building was designed by architect Paul Philippe Cret, (with Zantzinger, Borie and Medary) and completed in 1917. ''Note:'' This includes and Accompanying...
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LocmapinUSA Indianapolis#Indiana#USA
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ArchitectPaul Cret; Borie and Medary Zantzinger
Architecture| added = August 28, 1975
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Urlhttps://secure.in.gov/apps/dnr/shaard/welcome.html| title = Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD) | publisher = Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology | format = Searchable database| accessdate = 2016-08-01}} ''Note:'' This includes {{cite web| url =https://secure.in.gov/apps/dnr/shaard/r/14ba1/N/Central_Library_(IMCPL)_Marion_CO_Nom.pdf| title = National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Central Library (Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library) | accessdate = 2016-08-01| author=Lawrence Downey|format = PDF| date=July 1975}} and Accompanying photographs A complete historic renovation and a major addition to the library was designed by Woollen, Molzan and Partners.Woollen, Molzan and Partners website project page [http://www.woollenmolzan.com/projectview.asp?pid=2&cid=1&st=3] The newly renovated Central Library building opened on December 9, 2007, ending a controversial multi-year rebuilding plan.{{cite news|last=Swiatek|first=Jeff|title=Storybook ending?: Next chapter in Central Library saga could yield a commercial boom for surrounding area|url=http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007712220380|date=December 21, 2007|newspaper=The Indianapolis Star|subscription=yes|accessdate=January 5, 2016}}
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